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New Zealand lanternshark

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New Zealand lanternshark

New Zealand lanternshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. baxteri
Binomial name
Etmopterus baxteri
Garrick, 1957
Range of the New Zealand lanternshark (in blue)

The New Zealand lanternshark, Etmopterus baxteri, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae in the order Squaliformes. It is found only around New Zealand, on the lower insular slopes, on or near the bottom. Its length is up to 75 cm.

The New Zealand lanternshark is ovoviviparous.

See also

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus baxteri in FishBase. May 2006 version.


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